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Camden in Kent County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Site of Whatcoat Church

Site of Whatcoat Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Pfingsten, December 15, 2010
1. Site of Whatcoat Church Marker
Inscription.  In 1791 Daniel Lowber granted permission for “the society of people called Methodists” to erect a “meeting house” at this location. The site was formally conveyed to church trustees in 1796. Adjoining land was obtained in 1813 for use as a public burying ground. The church was named for Richard Whatcoat (1736-1806), a native of England who was sent to this country by John Wesley in 1784 to assist with the formation of new churches and plan the future of American Methodism. He was elected to serve as Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1800. The congregation continued to meet in “Whatcoat Chapel” until they moved to a new location in 1857. The cemetery was expanded following the removal of the old church.
Erected 2006 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number KC-100.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1791.
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6.661′ N, 75° 32.698′ W. Marker is in Camden, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is on South Main Street close to South Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Camden Wyoming DE 19934, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gov. George Truitt Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Morning Star Institutional Church of God in Christ, Inc. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Camden (approx. ¼ mile away); Camden Friends Meeting (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Hunn (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Camden (approx. 0.4 miles away); Caesar Rodney (approx. half a mile away); Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camden.
Site of Whatcoat Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Pfingsten, December 15, 2010
2. Site of Whatcoat Cemetery
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 9, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 784 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 9, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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